Grant Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Grant Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) is proud to provide grants annually for projects and organizations actively improving the global hospitality landscape.

To date, TOTCF has granted more than $450,000 in awards.

Chosen from a pool of individuals, organizations, or 501(c)3 non-profits that improve the lives of bartenders and hospitality workers, grantees are selected annually by Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Philanthropy & Development Committee, who are key stakeholders with a passion for improving the industry. Applicants were thoroughly reviewed before the selection of the Finalists. The first annual Grant Finalist Showcase was held on Thursday, July 27 during Tales of the Cocktail in the Beyond the Bar space of the conference. Finalists were welcomed to discuss their grant proposal with the Tales of the Cocktail audience.

2023 Grant Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 Grant Recipients: four exceptional organizations that were selected alongside TOTCF’s Philanthropy & Development Committee through a thoughtful process that honors those who are making strides in bartender wellbeing and welfare.

A Sip of Paradise Garden

Award Amount: $20,000

A Sip of Paradise is a nonprofit bartenders’ community garden that provides horticultural therapy, employment resources, and health and wellness programs for bartenders and the greater hospitality community to recharge their minds, bodies and spirits.

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Equal Measures UK 

Award Amount: $20,000

Equal Measures supports marginalized groups and individuals and enrich possibilities for those from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnicities, as well as other marginalized groups, such as queer and genderqueer persons, those who are neurodivergent, or who face systemic barriers to their progression.

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Giving Kitchen

Award Amount: $20,000

Giving Kitchen assists food service workers and bartenders across the United States. They are a food service community meeting crisis with compassion and care. Their mission is to provide emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

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Turning Tables 

Award Amount: $40,000

Turning Tables is a bar training program that reflects the city they serve: New Orleans. Turning Tables advocates for equity in the hospitality industry for exposure in a system of support for the Black and Brown communities of New Orleans. Turning Tables is changing the face of hospitality by cultivating leadership and creating a model for equitable access to career pathways.

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Past Grant Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s previous grant-giving to projects have supported new and established programs with a vision and determination to make meaningful change in the hospitality industry across a wide spectrum of diverse issues.








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